53 days in Portugal Itinerary

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Fly to Lisbon, Train to Porto
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Porto
— 7 nights
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Coimbra
— 7 nights
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Obidos
— 6 nights
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Lisbon
— 11 nights
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Albufeira
— 6 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 7 nights
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Evora
— 7 nights
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Porto — 7 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Castro Ovil (in Espinho), Igreja Matriz de Povoa de Varzim (in Povoa de Varzim) and Largo de Camoes (in Ponte de Lima). On the 31st (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Porto route planner.

Honolulu, USA to Porto is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 10 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in January, with highs in Porto at 57°F and lows at 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.
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Coimbra — 7 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Explore Coimbra's surroundings by going to Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco (in Guimaraes), Caves Messias (in Mealhada) and Viseu (Jardim das Maes & Praca da Republica). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, do a tasting at Boas Quintas, and ponder the design of Anca Fountain.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Coimbra itinerary planner.

Drive from Porto to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Obidos.
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Obidos — 6 nights

Wedding Present Town

Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Explore Obidos' surroundings by going to Batalha (Batalha Monastery & Museu da Comunidade Conselhia da Batalha) and Nazare (O Sitio, Miradouro do Suberco, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Obidos Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Maria, play a few rounds at West Cliffs Golf Course, and step into the grandiose world of Obidos.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Obidos sightseeing planner.

Drive from Coimbra to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Obidos, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 11 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena, &more). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon itinerary planner.

Getting from Obidos to Lisbon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in February, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.
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Albufeira — 6 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), Lagos (Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, Ponta da Piedade, &more) and Alvor (Swan Day Spa & Alvor Boardwalk). There's lots more to do: stroll through Praia da Marinha, learn about winemaking at Quinta Do Canhoto, kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, and visit My Transfer Algarve.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira journey builder website.

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Albufeira are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Funchal.
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Funchal, Madeira — 7 nights

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Spend the 4th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, view the masterpieces at Caravel Art Center, and explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Funchal driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Albufeira to Funchal in 5 hours. Traveling from Albufeira in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Funchal, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Evora.
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Evora — 7 nights

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Explore Evora's surroundings by going to Vila de Frades (Geracoes da Talha & Cella Vinaria Antiqua). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, explore the ancient world of Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, admire the masterpieces at Casa do Montado, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Evora trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Evora takes 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Funchal in March since evenings lows in Evora dip to 44°F. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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